Unit 7: Social Studies Connection

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The Game of Horseshoes

Horseshoes is a game played in many parts of America. The rules are easy. Stakes are placed 20 feet apart. Players take turns tossing horseshoes at the stake. Players earn points when they get the horseshoe to land around a stake in the ground. This is called a ringer. A ringer is worth 3 points.

Word Wise

horseshoe:
A U-shaped metal shoe worn by horses.

stake:
A pointed stick or post put into the ground.

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Activity

Draw a picture of a horseshoe game. Be sure to include at least one horseshoe and 2 stakes. Label the horseshoe and the stakes in your picture.

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The Game of Horseshoes Quiz
Answer questions about horseshoes in this quiz.